Monday, May 13, 2019

Most generous bosses who take staff to Disney World and one even donated a kidney

Staff at a company where bosses allow them to take as much paid leave as they want are possibly the luckiest employees in Britain.

Mike Bandar, 29, and James Vardy, 31, bosses at Birmingham-based Turn Partners, have been dubbed ‘Britain’s Best Bosses’ as their staff can work wherever they like and regularly treat the whole team to luxury holidays to escape the miserable British weather.

Mike, who runs the company with his  business partner James, says: “James and I had always dreamed of running a close-knit business where the staff have flexibility and can enjoy life to the full.

“Having a an incredibly happy team always leads to creating amazing business.

"So from time to time, we like to treat our team to a month-long holiday so that we can all escape the cold British weather and not go too long without some sunshine."

But they're not the only generous bosses out there...

Earlier this year a restaurant boss closed her restaurant and took 20 employees and their families to Disney World in Florida.

Gypsy Gilliam, owner of the State Farmers’ Market Restaurant in Raleigh, North Carolina, jetted all 53 people to Disney for an all-expenses paid trip.

She covered the hotel, transportation, meals and attraction tickets for her hardworking staff.

Another generous boss Chatri Sityodton, founder of mixed martial arts company Evolve.

He spent nearly £400,000 on a luxury holiday to the Maldives for 100 of his employees as a 'small token' of his gratitude and flew them out on an all-expenses paid trip.

A boss who went that extra mile for his staff was Robert DeAngelis, a manager of a wine shop who gave his own kidney to an employee.

Robert Fenstermaker, from Pennsylvania in the US, needed the life-saving op back in 2009.

His boss said: "He was a such a nice guy, and he was looking terrible.

"If there was something we could do, we were going to do it. That was the bottom line."

One CEO took a pay cut so he could give everyone else a payrise.

In 2015, Dan Price, CEO of US company Gravity Payments, cut his million-dollar pay cheque down to $70,000 so his staff could enjoy the cash.

When the co-founder and CEO of Turkey’s biggest online food ordering service, Yemeksepeti, sold his company in 2015, he didn't keep it for himself.

Nevzat Aydin actually divided the cash out to his employees.

The serial entrepreneur gave away the equivalent of $27.3million to his 115 staff members.

He said: "Some employees cried, some screamed, some wrote letters of thanks.

"There were emotions, because you affect the lives of the people. People can buy homes, cars.”

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